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  • Knitting & Purling Through the Back Loop Tutorial

    Knitting & Purling Through the Back Loop Tutorial

    Normally, we are working stitches through the front loop or the part of the stitch that is on on the side of the needle closest to you. Sometimes a pattern will tell you to knit or purl through the back loop. In the video tutorial below, we show how to knit through the back loop, how to purl through the back loop, and how...
  • Inserting a Lifeline Tutorial

    Inserting a Lifeline Tutorial

    Adding a lifeline or safety line to your knitting is like hitting save on a computer document. If something happens and you need to tear out some of your work, the lifeline will allow you to rip back to that point, but prevents you from going back any further. It can provide peace of mind that the work below the line is safe,...
  • Placing & Slipping Stitch Markers Tutorial

    Placing & Slipping Stitch Markers Tutorial

    Stitch markers can be incredibly helpful for identifying pattern repeats, locations of increases/decreases or noting where to start/stop a border. In the video tutorial below, we show you how to place a stitch marker and how to slip a marker when you get to it.   Be careful not to count your stitch marker as a stitch when it moves from one needle...
  • Changing Between Knits & Purls Tutorial

    Changing Between Knits & Purls Tutorial

    Knitting is "only" two stitches - knits and purls - but how we use them allows us to create a world of different textures and designs! In the video tutorial below, we walk you through the first step, which is learning how to switch from knit to purl and from purl to knit.   There are two keys to successfully changing between knit and...
  • Slipping Stitches with the Yarn in Front & Back Tutorial

    Slipping Stitches with the Yarn in Front & Back Tutorial

    There are a number of stitch patterns and construction techniques that will instruct you to "slip" one or more stitches. Slipping a stitch from one needle to the next is not difficult, but you will want to pay attention to where your working yarn is when you move the stitch(es). In the video tutorial below, we share how to slip with the "yarn...
  • Casting On Lots of Stitches Tutorial - Long Tail & Cable Methods

    Casting On Lots of Stitches Tutorial - Long Tail & Cable Methods

    Some projects, such as blankets, require casting on a lot of stitches - for example, 200 stitches. In the video tutorial below, we provide two options that use the long-tail cast-on, and then demonstrate the cable cast-on which allows you to cast on stitches starting at the end of your yarn.   In the first part of the tutorial, we include how to estimate...
  • Three-Needle Bind Off Tutorial

    Three-Needle Bind Off Tutorial

    The three-needle bind off is a method for joining two pieces of knitting that have active stitches on the needles. Unlike the Kitchener Stitch that grafts the two pieces together by weaving another row of stitches, the three-needle bind off creates an actual seam at the join. This adds more stability and structure to your work which is great for places like sweater...
  • M1L & M1R Increase Tutorials

    M1L & M1R Increase Tutorials

    There are a number of ways to increase the number of stitches you have on your knitting needles. The M1L and M1R are a pair of mirrored increases that are made in a similar fashion and create nearly identical stitches that lean to the left and right respectively. They work well in most stitch patterns and are easily executed by any skill level...
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